The Mission

The mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) is to provide trade school and culinary school scholarships to underprivileged young adults. TGPF believes that the purpose of education is to teach students skills allowing them the opportunity to create their own self-sustainable life, which goes hand in hand with TGPF’s intention…to help one student at a time reach their dreams.

The Goal

The goal of The Garden Party event is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Pleasing to the eye, the palate and for its charitable aspect – pleasing to the soul.


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History

TGPF was founded by Sydney L. Ross and his wife, Elizabeth. The Garden Party event was initiated, and is maintained, by the J. Lewis Cooper Family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation.

Each year TGPF has hosted an event, The Garden Party, comprised of fine wine, delicious food and classic cars with all proceeds benefiting charity. Now, in our 7th year, nearly 700 guests attend, 30 restaurants display their signature dishes and 100 different wines are served.Guests are encouraged to enjoy a pleasant afternoon and of course, display their classic car.

Past Charity Partners

2013 – 2014
Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Children’s Tumor Foundation
2012
Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Susan G. Komen
2009 – 2011
Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Children’s Tumor Foundation.

The Garden Party Foundation Board

Marc Jonna, William Roberts, Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross, and William D. Seklar

The 2014 Garden Party Host Committee

  • Susan Baier
  • Erin Berline
  • Amy & Douglas C. Bernstein
  • Kathy & Carl Boehm
  • Mary Jane & Carl Burns
  • Kimberly & Frank Campanale
  • Jane & John Carlin
  • Vicki & Tom Celani
  • Lewis Cooper III
  • Ashley & KC Crain
  • Ann & Steve Davis
  • Ms. Vera Day Rizer & David Day
  • Barb E. Dahl
  • Renee Godin and Scott Ferguson
  • Sheryl & Anthony Frabotta
  • Chris & Gary Gonzalez
  • Lisa & David Gorcyca
  • Megan Ackroyd & Joe Hakim
  • Joyce & George Helms
  • Nina & Reginald Holden
  • Evyenia & Marc Jonna
  • R.J. King
  • Mindy & Rick Lopus
  • Al Lucarelli
  • Amy Matelic
  • Birdie and Foghorn McGoo III
  • Lori Koenig & Stanley Moore III
  • Lesley & Longine Morawski
  • Myra Moreland
  • Sue & Tom O'Brien
  • Denice & Greg Richmond
  • Maria & Bill Roberts
  • Susan & Richard L. Rogers
  • Elizabeth & Sydney Ross
  • Sabrina & Antonio Rugiero
  • Sally & Leo Savoie
  • Wendy & Bob Schaffer
  • Shaine & John Schindler
  • Candace & Dan Sebold
  • Jackie & Neil Seffermen
  • Susan & Bill Seklar
  • Kip & Susan Sheward
  • Walt Siklich
  • Ron Slavik & Julie Schwartz
  • Norma & David Stone
  • Jaime Rae & J. Douglas Turnbull
  • Rosalie & Joe Vicari
  • April Wagner
  • Nicole & Norman Yatooma

Sponsor

  • JEROBOAM
  • Bodman PLC
  • GM Foundation
  • Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
    VALET SPONSOR
  • Huntington National Bank
    RADIO PARTNER
  • News/Talk 760 WJR
    PUBLICATION PARTNER
  • Crain Communications Inc
    MAGAZINE PARTNER
  • HOUR Detroit
    MAGNUM
  • Celani Family Vineyards
  • dBusiness
  • eTitle Agency
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • MillerCoors
  • MP Tool & Engineering
  • NetJets
  • Plum Market
  • RGA Model Management
  • Ryder
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The Suburban Collection
  • Thomas Sebold & Associates Inc.
  • UHY Advisors, Inc.
  • Norman & Nicole Yatooma
    ENTERTAINING SPONSORS
  • Comerica
  • Corporate Eagle
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • The Hungry Dudes
  • Hylant
  • Korotkin Insurance Group
  • Jackie & Neil Sefferman
  • The Gilbert Family
  • The Susan M. and William D. Seklar Trust
  • Wendy & Bob Schaffer
    RECIPE SPONSORS
  • Allied Insurance Company
  • Atlas OIl Company
  • AutoRep Sales Company
  • EQ Online
  • Frank Campanale
  • Conveyor Handling
  • Alphonse S. Lucarelli
  • Lori Koenig & Stan Moore
  • Mercer Cutlery
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Piston Group
  • Rugiero Promise Foundation
  • Shinola
  • Universal Container

Restaurant Vendors 2014

Wine List 2014

Alta Vista Malbec ‘Terroir Selection’
Atalon ‘Pauline’s Cuvee’
Becker Estate Pinot Blanc ‘Phalz’
Belle Glos Pinot Noir ‘Dairyman’
Bonny Doon ‘Vin Gris de Cigare’
Brancaia ‘Il Blu’
Brancaia ‘Illatria’
Brancaia ‘Tre Rosso’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Ardore’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Siglo’
Cabreo Chardonnay ‘La Pietra’
Castello della Sala Chardonnay ‘Bramito del Cervo’
Castello della Sala Orvieto ‘San Giovanni’
Champ de Reves Pinot Noir ‘Willamette’
Chardonnay ‘Grand Reserve’
Chardonnay ‘Napa’
Charles & Charles Rose
Chateau de Campuget ‘1753’
Chateau de Campuget Rose ‘Costieres de Nimes’
Chateau de Campuget Viognier ‘Costieres de Nimes’
Chateau Les Crostes ‘Rose de Provence’
       Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Canoe Ridge’
        Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay ‘Cold Creek’
       Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc ‘Horse Heaven’
        Chateau Vignot ‘Saint Emilion’
        Christophe Cordier St. Veran ‘En Faux’
       Domaine de Canterelles ‘Rose de Fayel’
     Domaine de La Quilla Muscadet de Sevre et Maine
       Domaine de Vaudon Chablis ‘A.C.’
       Domaine Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone ‘Vielles Vignes’
       Dopff & Irion ‘Crustaces’
       Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon
      Duorum ‘Tons de Duorum’ Blanco
     Edmeades Zinfandel ‘Mendocino’
     Elio Perrone Barbera d’Asti ‘Tasmorcan’
       Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
      En Route Chardonnay ‘Russian River’
       En Route Pinot Noir ‘Russian River’
        Enrique Mendoza ‘La Tremenda
        Eroica Riesling
       Ferrari Brut ‘Perle’
       Feudi Gregorio Falanghina ‘Campania’
       Fontanafredda Barolo ‘La Rosa’
      Franciscan ‘Equilibium’
    Guado al Tasso Bolgheri ‘Il Bruciato’
Guado al Tasso Rose ‘Scalabrone’
Guado al Tasso Vermentino ‘Bolgheri’
Hartford Court Chardonnay ‘Four Hearts’
Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
        Heitz Grignolino ‘Napa’
      Heitz Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
        Joel Gott ‘Alakai’
        Jose Pelacios ‘Petalos’
        Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’
        Joseph Phelps Chardonnay ‘Freestone’
        Juve Y Camps Rose Brut ‘Cava’
        L. Mawby ‘Blanc de Noirs’ (poured by Larry Mawby)
        La Marca Prosecco
        La Prima Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
        Las Rocas Garnacha ‘Rose’
        Louis Jadot Chablis
        Marques de Grinon ‘Caliza’
        Masi Amarone ‘Costasera’
        Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sonoma’
        Mer Soleil Chardonnay ‘Reserve’
        Michel Redde Sancerre
        Migration Chardonnay ‘Russian River’
        Migration Pinot Noir ‘Russian River’
        Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
        Napa Cellars Chardonnay ‘Napa’
        Nickel & Nickel Cabernet ‘Hayne Vineyard’
        Nickel & Nickel Cabernet ‘State Ranch’
        Paraduxx ‘Z Blend’
        Planeta Cerusuolo di Vittoria
        Planeta Chardonnay ‘Sicilia’
        Punkt Genau Sparkling Gruner Veltliner
        Punta Final Malbec Reserva ‘Mendoza’
        Rerredora di Paolo Aglianico ‘Campania’
        Ridge ‘Three Valleys’
        Ridge Chardonnay ‘Estate’
        Ridge Petite Sirah ‘Lytton Estate’
        Ridge Zinfandel ‘Paso Robles’
        Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc ‘Napa’
        Rose ‘Vincenza’
        Sella & Mosca Cannonou ‘Riserva’
        Shatter Grenache ‘Maury’
        Simi Rose ‘Sonoma’
        Simi Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sonoma’
        Spring Valley Vineyards ‘Frederick’
        Tenacious
        Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc ‘Casablanca’
        Terredora di Paolo Falanghina ‘Campania’
        Terredora di Paolo Lacryma Christi ‘Campania’
        Terredoro di Paolo Greco di Tufo ‘Campania’
        Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc ‘Mary’s Vineyard’
        Villa Antinori ‘Rosso’
        Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc ‘Marlborough’
        Wild Horse Chardonnay ‘Central Coast’
        Zinfandel ‘Napa’

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